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ME-01 Catholic Morality 101: Don't tell me what to do!

Why do Catholics have a moral code at all? Can we ever really tell people how to live their lives? How do we actually know what is right and wrong? Who decides? The answers from Scripture and our Catholic tradition will surprise you. Fr. Dave provides a clear and concise way to understand what is the right thing to do that will always ensure a happier life. This class is ideal for Confirmation students and others who wish to learn the single basic idea that governs all Catholic moral teaching.

Fr. Dave Heney - ME-01 - Sun., March 12 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Rose of Lima Church

ME-03 "40"

Last Fall, Pope Francis declared, “Abortion is a grave sin...but there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach.” Respect Life returns to show additional portions from “40,” a compelling film examining the effect of 40 years of legalized abortion on our nation. Following the film, a panel will discuss the implications of Pope Francis’ proclamation.

St. Paschal Baylon Respect Life - ME-03 - Wed., March 15 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Paschal Hall

ME-05 Lunchtime Food for Thought: End of Life: What Are My Choices?

Does California law mean that I cannot follow my Catholic faith if I am dying? Can I preserve my choice with an Advance Directive? Must I sign the form my doctor gives me? What is the Church’s position on withholding, withdrawing, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide? Get answers from an expert.

Betty Odello - ME-05 - Fri., April 7 - 12:15-1:45 pm - St. Julie Billiart Hall

ME-02 Forgiveness: Great for the Soul, Wonderful for the Brain

Jesus asks us to forgive those who hurt us. This is not easy! How can we ever forget harm and hurt people have done to us? Discover the link between unresolved anger and forgiveness – learn the healing that can fill your life with confidence and hope.

Paul Brogan - ME-02 - Mon., March 6 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mel Activity Center

ME-04 Can Moral Law Make Me Happy?

What is the Church’s moral law? Does it work for me in daily life and not just in my spiritual life? Learn how Scripture and philosophical principles show that moral law is not an obstacle, but is necessary for our happiness. Learn how to connect morality, faith, and happiness.

Dr. Travis Cooper - ME-04 - Thurs., March 30 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Julie Billiart Hall

ME-06 ¿Puedo perdonar?

Dice el dicho que “errar es humano, pero perdonar es divino”. ¿Es realmente posible perdonar? ¿Puedo pedir y recibir perdón? En esta interesante sesión, la actriz mexicana Karyme Lozano nos comparte su propia experiencia del perdón y nos anima a perdonar de corazón, para poder pedir perdón por nuestros propios errores y malas decisiones.

Karyme Lozano - ME-06 - Lunes, el 3 de Abril - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mel Activity Center